bland brands
bland brands is a studio by allan tay, and it does nothing bland.

bland brands studio is always looking for possibilities to excite brands, processes, retail, environment, products and services.

marrying design with business and the human touch, we create concepts that not only promise to engage and excite, but are pragmatic and realizable.

the studio is currently based in singapore while working on multiple exciting international projects. he welcomes collaborations in projects of any genre or just to share that awesome idea of yours.

feel free to say hi or to contact for any opportunities at arrantbland{a}gmail.com
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A VASE IS BUT A CAGE FOR THE FLOWER. (2009)
An installation for the “V for Vase” Exhibition curated by Hanstan Studio. The concept of artificial beauty is at the expense of nature. While a vase, as a decorative shrine that glorifies the flower, imprisons the flower and leads to its eventual demise. The crudeness of the cage reveals the ‘true’ identity of a vase.
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LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
LIBERTEA (2012)
A bubble tea concept revolves round the Statue of Libertea in her pursuit of free time and tea time.
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SIDEWAYS (2011)
Now its real.
Image courtesy of ACF Beijing.
SIDEWAYS (2011)
Now its real.
Image courtesy of ACF Beijing.
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DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
DIPSY’S TEA CONCEPT (2011)
Dipping teabags repeatedly help release more of the infusions to benefit ones health. Dipsy’s celebrates this action with interesting contemporary rituals that relate to one’s contextual emotions, while providing physical wellness. 
Another exciting concept with Royston Lim, Allan Toh & Chan Kang Poh.
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SIDEWAYS (2011)
modular sofa concept with a diagonal connection shown here in a simple GIF.
A design with munkii for ACF Beijing.
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SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
SOJOURN (2010)
A bicycle post design entry that won 3rd prize in Singapore’s Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital Bike post competition.
This concept is inspired by the agonising experience of finding my bicycle in those huge bike parks in Holland. The post is deliberately higher than usual with color codes and numbers to help remembering your spot. The human-like shape allows for multiple bicycles to park.
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BLAND BRANDS IDENTITY
A brief journey through the creation of bland brands logo.
In ascending order from the bottom, the logo moves through the choice of fonts
to the graphic layouts and finally to the choice of color and further simplification.
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LONGANS
   [long-guhn] noun


1. the small, one-seeded, greenish grown fruit of a large evergreen tree, Euphoria longana,  
of the soapberry family, native to China and allied to the litchi.

2.the tree itself. Here we present a series of posters and fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
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Here is a collection of posters that introduces fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
LONGANS
   [long-guhn] noun


1. the small, one-seeded, greenish grown fruit of a large evergreen tree, Euphoria longana,  
of the soapberry family, native to China and allied to the litchi.

2.the tree itself. Here we present a series of posters and fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
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Here is a collection of posters that introduces fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
LONGANS
   [long-guhn] noun


1. the small, one-seeded, greenish grown fruit of a large evergreen tree, Euphoria longana,  
of the soapberry family, native to China and allied to the litchi.

2.the tree itself. Here we present a series of posters and fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
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Here is a collection of posters that introduces fun facts about this delectable tropical fruit.
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PERHAPS (Part 3)
Online presence with a less than usual UI. It is to recreate the experience of stepping into a patisserie and the excitement of discovering that new flavor.
http://perhaps.com.sg/
PERHAPS (Part 3)
Online presence with a less than usual UI. It is to recreate the experience of stepping into a patisserie and the excitement of discovering that new flavor.
http://perhaps.com.sg/
PERHAPS (Part 3)
Online presence with a less than usual UI. It is to recreate the experience of stepping into a patisserie and the excitement of discovering that new flavor.
http://perhaps.com.sg/
PERHAPS (Part 3)
Online presence with a less than usual UI. It is to recreate the experience of stepping into a patisserie and the excitement of discovering that new flavor.
http://perhaps.com.sg/
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PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.
PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.
PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.
PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.
PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.
PERHAPS (Part 2)
The “New Black” skin whitening series.